Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022
FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS NOW there's been tremendous interest in students in a generic sense. Whether students should be learning in person or remotely. Whether students should be masked or not. Things like that. Individual stories get far less attention and so today we're pleased to shine a light on two high achievers whose prowess is earning acclaim both inside and beyond the walls of Manchester High. We also have other school and town news, our calendar and this reminder: If you enjoy OneManchester you can subscribe by clicking here.
MHS seniors Nickolas Gastello and Alexandra Hamza will be representing MHS on bigger stages this spring.
Nickolas has been selected to be part of the National Standards for Music Education (NAfME) 2021 All-National Honor Mixed Choir and will perform online at the 37th NAfME Music In Our Schools Month® in March with students from 48 states and territories.
Alexandra has been accepted to be an oral presenter at the 2022 Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium on March 5. Only 15 students in the state are selected to present and the top four oral presenters will attend the national conference and competition in Arizona.
- The BoE has another budget workshop tonight and there's a budget adoption meeting scheduled for next Thursday. Click here for a meeting schedule.
- As context, Geary's recommended 2022-23 budget of $122.4 million represents a 3.95 percent increase over the current $117.8 million budget.
Around the District
What's Next? To Be Determined
Bradlee's was one of many business in the old Parkade, which was demolished a decade ago after a 20-year decline hastened by the arrival of the Buckland mall in 1990. The fate of the site has been debated for years and the latest plan was for a mixed-use development with apartments, office space, retail, and more. Alas, the town this week severed its ties with the developer and announced it's back to the drawing board.
The Week Ahead, Etc.
Thursday, Jan. 27
6 p.m. BOE budget workshop at Lincoln Center.
6:30 p.m. -- Intuitive Eating with host Lauren Rosenfeld of ECHN at Whiton Library.
10 - 11 a.m. -- Free Diabetes prevention program at the Senior Center.
Saturday, Jan. 29
9 a.m. - noon -- Polish food sale at St. John’s Polish National Church, 23 Golway St.
1 -5 p.m. -- Last day for COVID-19 vaccine boosters at Bangladesh Bhaban Community Center, 9 Delmont St.
7 p.m. -- Charter Revision Commission meeting at Lincoln Center.
Wednesday, Feb. 2
The Youth Employment and Learning Program connects 14-to-24 year-old Manchester residents with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience. Interested? Click here.
The Army & Navy Club Saturday night Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Down the Road:
Feb. 21 is International Mother Language Day -- click here for more information.
Manchester Adult and Continuing Education: is looking for artists and poets for International Mother Language Day; find out how a student from Poland learned to read, write and sing in English.
Better Manchester: The latest edition includes the 2022 Winter-Spring programming guide, town updates and feature stories.
OneMan Planner: We use this document to keep track of things coming down the road and you can include yours by contacting Paul Ofria at firstname.lastname@example.org